Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 23348 26250 33758
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.25% 14.52% 16.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.91% 49.05% 52.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20482 23608 30242
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 49768 53515 64791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.38% 29.59% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 41302 46081 55141
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 8918 £55,000 +2.80% 649
South East 0 4633 £42,500 - 356
North of England -4 4026 £40,000 - 395
Midlands -1 2350 £40,000 +6.67% 228
North West -3 2305 £40,000 - 235
East of England 0 1718 £44,250 +4.12% 120
South West +2 1682 £40,000 +6.67% 153
West Midlands -1 1530 £40,000 +6.67% 113
Yorkshire -1 1526 £41,000 +2.50% 138
East Midlands -3 819 £40,000 - 114
North East -1 189 £38,959 -0.11% 22
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12974 (55.57%) .NET
2 12434 (53.26%) C#
3 11970 (51.27%) SQL
4 9148 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8911 (38.17%) Microsoft
6 8354 (35.78%) ASP.NET
7 7918 (33.91%) MVC
8 6990 (29.94%) JavaScript
9 5919 (25.35%) HTML
10 5327 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5291 (22.66%) Finance
12 5129 (21.97%) CSS
13 5101 (21.85%) Windows
14 4677 (20.03%) TDD
15 4506 (19.30%) T-SQL
16 3936 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 3791 (16.24%) AngularJS
18 3705 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 3667 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
20 3494 (14.96%) .NET Framework
21 3447 (14.76%) Scrum
22 3373 (14.45%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3331 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
24 3324 (14.24%) WCF
25 3166 (13.56%) jQuery
26 3152 (13.50%) Oracle
27 2947 (12.62%) Degree
28 2923 (12.52%) Web Services
29 2388 (10.23%) BDD
30 2365 (10.13%) Web Application Development

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1624 (6.96%) IIS
2 1357 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 784 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 665 (2.85%) CMS
5 535 (2.29%) Apache
6 513 (2.20%) Tomcat
7 452 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 452 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
8 310 (1.33%) Umbraco
9 284 (1.22%) JBoss
10 267 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 249 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 234 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 230 (0.99%) Confluence
14 207 (0.89%) Apache Spark
14 207 (0.89%) WebSphere
15 194 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 181 (0.78%) SAS
17 180 (0.77%) EPiServer
18 179 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1100 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 701 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 132 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 131 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 73 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 58 (0.25%) SPSS
7 44 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 41 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 19 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.069%) InfoPath
11 6 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
12 5 (0.021%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.021%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.017%) EngageOne
13 4 (0.017%) Stata
14 3 (0.013%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.009%) SPSS Modeler
16 1 (0.004%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.004%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 435 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 180 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 159 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 58 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 49 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 43 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 39 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
8 33 (0.14%) Eloqua
9 31 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
10 28 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 26 (0.11%) Markit EDM
12 25 (0.11%) SAP BPC
12 25 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
13 22 (0.094%) Visualfiles
14 21 (0.090%) Endur
15 19 (0.081%) Siebel CRM
16 18 (0.077%) Magento
16 18 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
17 17 (0.073%) MetaTrader
18 15 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3331 (14.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1609 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
3 669 (2.87%) Office 365
4 623 (2.67%) SaaS
5 353 (1.51%) GitHub
6 278 (1.19%) IaaS
7 256 (1.10%) PaaS
8 197 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 111 (0.48%) Google Play
10 106 (0.45%) npm
11 102 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 97 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 93 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
14 92 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 92 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
15 80 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
16 65 (0.28%) Google Analytics
17 51 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
18 49 (0.21%) Amazon S3
19 40 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 820 (3.51%) Firewall
2 795 (3.41%) Internet
3 599 (2.57%) DNS
4 553 (2.37%) SAN
5 421 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 392 (1.68%) DHCP
7 376 (1.61%) WAN
8 323 (1.38%) LAN
9 315 (1.35%) VPN
10 274 (1.17%) HTTP
11 205 (0.88%) Intranet
12 193 (0.83%) VoIP
13 161 (0.69%) VLAN
14 153 (0.66%) Skype
15 144 (0.62%) SSL
16 111 (0.48%) NAS
17 108 (0.46%) Broadband
18 92 (0.39%) Network Security
19 85 (0.36%) Wireless
20 82 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3936 (16.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3705 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2256 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2249 (9.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2217 (9.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 2058 (8.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1943 (8.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 1791 (7.67%) NoSQL
9 1757 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 1711 (7.33%) Relational Database
11 1681 (7.20%) MySQL
12 1103 (4.72%) MongoDB
13 1057 (4.53%) Power BI
14 683 (2.93%) Big Data
15 676 (2.90%) RDBMS
16 606 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
17 550 (2.36%) Oracle Database
18 531 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
19 496 (2.12%) QlikView
20 456 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2192 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 2096 (8.98%) Visual Studio
3 1827 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1216 (5.21%) NUnit
5 1008 (4.32%) JIRA
6 903 (3.87%) Subversion
7 857 (3.67%) TeamCity
8 631 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 621 (2.66%) Rhino Mocks
10 504 (2.16%) Moq
11 488 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 480 (2.06%) Selenium
13 430 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 371 (1.59%) MSTest
15 245 (1.05%) SpecFlow
16 220 (0.94%) JUnit
16 220 (0.94%) Maven
17 196 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 183 (0.78%) Bitbucket
19 129 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 5291 (22.66%) Finance
2 1607 (6.88%) Banking
3 1285 (5.50%) Retail
4 1019 (4.36%) Marketing
5 745 (3.19%) Games
6 643 (2.75%) Investment Banking
7 614 (2.63%) Advertising
8 582 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 455 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 448 (1.92%) Legal
11 381 (1.63%) Front Office
12 340 (1.46%) Retail Banking
13 308 (1.32%) Electronics
14 269 (1.15%) Back Office
15 257 (1.10%) Law
16 189 (0.81%) Financial Institution
17 162 (0.69%) Music Industry
18 151 (0.65%) Publishing
19 104 (0.45%) Automotive
20 100 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14139 (60.56%) Developer
2 7348 (31.47%) .NET Developer
3 5128 (21.96%) C# Developer
4 3676 (15.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 2425 (10.39%) SQL Developer
6 2201 (9.43%) Senior Developer
7 2165 (9.27%) Analyst
8 2073 (8.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1858 (7.96%) Software Developer
10 1807 (7.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1380 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1292 (5.53%) DBA
13 1086 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 1068 (4.57%) Senior .NET Developer
15 1014 (4.34%) SQL DBA
16 1007 (4.31%) .NET Software Developer
17 977 (4.18%) C# Software Developer
18 905 (3.88%) Junior
19 884 (3.79%) Administrator
20 872 (3.73%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12974 (55.57%) .NET
2 8354 (35.78%) ASP.NET
3 5919 (25.35%) HTML
4 5327 (22.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5129 (21.97%) CSS
6 3791 (16.24%) AngularJS
7 3494 (14.96%) .NET Framework
8 3373 (14.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3324 (14.24%) WCF
10 3166 (13.56%) jQuery
11 2923 (12.52%) Web Services
12 2357 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2126 (9.11%) RESTful
14 2114 (9.05%) Entity Framework
15 2058 (8.81%) HTML5
16 1933 (8.28%) XML
17 1857 (7.95%) WPF
18 1784 (7.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1686 (7.22%) Node.js
20 1327 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1702 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1628 (6.97%) Computer Science
3 1422 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 757 (3.24%) User Experience
5 744 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 611 (2.62%) Fintech
7 592 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 563 (2.41%) Clustering
9 505 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 439 (1.88%) Replication
11 343 (1.47%) Data Centre
12 288 (1.23%) Client/Server
13 262 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 251 (1.08%) Hedge funds
15 217 (0.93%) Algorithms
16 187 (0.80%) iPad
17 185 (0.79%) N-Tier
18 181 (0.78%) Fixed Income
19 164 (0.70%) Social Media
20 162 (0.69%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5101 (21.85%) Windows
2 2149 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 1661 (7.11%) Linux
4 844 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 840 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 751 (3.22%) Unix
7 477 (2.04%) Android
8 455 (1.95%) Windows 7
9 352 (1.51%) Windows 10
10 321 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 231 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 156 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 150 (0.64%) Solaris
14 138 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 115 (0.49%) CentOS
16 104 (0.45%) Ubuntu
17 71 (0.30%) Windows XP
18 45 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 45 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
19 43 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9148 (39.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7918 (33.91%) MVC
3 4677 (20.03%) TDD
4 3667 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3447 (14.76%) Scrum
6 2388 (10.23%) BDD
7 2365 (10.13%) Web Application Development
8 2280 (9.77%) OO
9 2179 (9.33%) Web Development
10 2022 (8.66%) ETL
11 1883 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
12 1719 (7.36%) Software Engineering
13 1644 (7.04%) SDLC
14 1434 (6.14%) Unit Testing
15 1336 (5.72%) ITIL
16 1331 (5.70%) DevOps
17 1298 (5.56%) Analytics
18 1288 (5.52%) Test Automation
19 1251 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
20 1180 (5.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12434 (53.26%) C#
2 11970 (51.27%) SQL
3 6990 (29.94%) JavaScript
4 4506 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 2317 (9.92%) Java
6 1525 (6.53%) PowerShell
7 1265 (5.42%) VB.NET
8 1119 (4.79%) Ruby
9 963 (4.12%) Python
10 745 (3.19%) VB
11 635 (2.72%) PHP
12 606 (2.60%) C++
13 472 (2.02%) VBA
14 396 (1.70%) TypeScript
15 391 (1.67%) PL/SQL
16 316 (1.35%) Shell Script
17 315 (1.35%) C
18 311 (1.33%) R
19 239 (1.02%) Bash Shell
20 228 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2947 (12.62%) Degree
2 948 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 723 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 392 (1.68%) Security Cleared
5 367 (1.57%) MCSE
6 251 (1.08%) MCSA
7 234 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 181 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 176 (0.75%) MCP
10 161 (0.69%) CCNA
11 127 (0.54%) MCITP
12 112 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
13 110 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 101 (0.43%) MCTS
15 97 (0.42%) ISEB
16 96 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 94 (0.40%) MCSD
18 89 (0.38%) Master's Degree
19 66 (0.28%) DV Cleared
20 60 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 919 (3.94%) QA
2 463 (1.98%) SLA
3 401 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 174 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 141 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 94 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 70 (0.30%) GDPR
8 55 (0.24%) SEPA
9 43 (0.18%) PMO
10 30 (0.13%) COBIT
11 26 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 25 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 25 (0.11%) MiFID
13 22 (0.094%) HL7
14 17 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
15 13 (0.056%) ISO 9000
16 12 (0.051%) EMIR
16 12 (0.051%) RosettaNet
17 10 (0.043%) GAMP
18 9 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1694 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 895 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 576 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 375 (1.61%) Docker
5 294 (1.26%) vSphere
6 237 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 175 (0.75%) XenApp
8 135 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 92 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 84 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 53 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 51 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
13 42 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
13 42 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
14 41 (0.18%) HDFS
15 35 (0.15%) KVM
15 35 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
16 32 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 26 (0.11%) XenServer
18 20 (0.086%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 434 (1.86%) Puppet
2 331 (1.42%) SCCM
3 329 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 305 (1.31%) Ansible
5 177 (0.76%) Kibana
6 173 (0.74%) WSUS
7 163 (0.70%) SCOM
8 127 (0.54%) Nagios
9 105 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
10 98 (0.42%) vCenter Server
11 95 (0.41%) Opsview
12 91 (0.39%) Backup Exec
13 86 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 82 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 76 (0.33%) ZABBIX
16 68 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
17 59 (0.25%) Kubernetes
18 58 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
19 55 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
20 49 (0.21%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8911 (38.17%) Microsoft
2 3152 (13.50%) Oracle
3 1426 (6.11%) VMware
4 727 (3.11%) Tableau
5 659 (2.82%) Cisco
6 656 (2.81%) SAP
7 536 (2.30%) Google
8 495 (2.12%) Citrix
9 405 (1.73%) Sybase
10 396 (1.70%) IBM
11 379 (1.62%) Facebook
12 341 (1.46%) HP
13 333 (1.43%) Sitecore
14 294 (1.26%) Cognos
15 252 (1.08%) Xamarin
16 244 (1.05%) Splunk
17 182 (0.78%) NetApp
18 161 (0.69%) Apple
19 158 (0.68%) EMC
20 155 (0.66%) Informatica